If you would like to donate to relief efforts in Japan here's a link to the Red Cross page dedicated to relief efforts there. American Red Cross Responding to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami I have two sons and an ex-wife who live there and it took my wife and I about a day and a half to contact them but thankfully they're safe. My wife also has relatives in Tokyo and Okinawa but we were able to eventually make contact them as well. My wife reminded me that we also have friends in Sendai (Epicenter of the quake). He was attending a University near Harrisburg in PA and after he graduated he and wife moved back to Japan and bought a house in Sendai about a year ago. We haven't heard from them yet. We're praying for the best but expecting the worst.